The Bonnets

The Bonnets 20 February 2017 on Rocket Shop North

Photo by Greg Plourde/Big Heavy World.

The Bonnets joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at Facebook.Check out their new album here!

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Six Feet to Heaven

Six Feet to Heaven 6 February 2017 on Rocket Shop North

Photo by Patrick Boccio/Big Heavy World.

Six Feet to Heaven joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at https://soundcloud.com/.

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Hear

Hear 30 January 2017 on Rocket Shop North

Photo by Greg Plourde/Big Heavy World.

Hear joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at www.facebook.com/HEARisHERE/.

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Monty's Lobster

Monty’s Lobster 5 December 2016 on Rocket Shop North

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Mike Jones of Monty’s Lobster joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at www.facebook.com/montyslobster/.

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Electric Sorcery

Electric Sorcery 28 November 2016 on Rocket Shop North

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Derek Campbell of Electric Sorcery joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at www.facebook.com/ElectricSorcery/.

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Immortal Kombat

Immortal Kombat 7 November 2016 on Rocket Shop North

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Adam Peeler joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with them at soundcloud.com/immortal_kombat.

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Christy Rosario 24 October 2016 on Rocket Shop North

Christy Rosario

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Christy Rosario joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with her at chrusty.bandcamp.com/album/dissonance.

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Symbiosa

Symbiosa 24 October 2016 on Rocket Shop North

Symbiosa

Photo by Greg Plourde/Big Heavy World

Symbiosa joined hosts Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio for ‘Rocket Shop North‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 91.5FM The Impulse. Catch up with him at soundcloud.com/symbiosa.

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Audrey MacAlpine

Audrey MacAlpine 2 November 2016 on Rocket Shop

Host Tom Proctor with Audrey MacAlpine

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Audrey MacAlpine joined host Tom Proctor for ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local Vermont music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator. Catch up with her at facebook.com/audreymacalpinemusic.

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Patrick Boccio & Lucas Tabshey in The Impulse studio

Big Heavy World’s Local Music Radio Show Expands to Northeast Kingdom

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photos by Derek Campbell.

‘Rocket Shop North’ on 91.5 The Impulse promotes Vermont musicians in Caledonia County

Big Heavy World’s local music radio program, ‘Rocket Shop,’ has been broadcasting on 105.9FM The Radiator in Burlington since 2007, presenting hundreds of live interviews and performances by Vermont musical artists, hosted by Brent Hallenbeck, arts writer for the Burlington Free Press. Lyndon State College students Lucas Tabshey and Patrick Boccio have begun producing a second weekly Rocket Shop program from the campus. ‘Rocket Shop North’ airs Mondays 8-10pm on WWLR FM 91.5FM The Impulse, broadcasting to all of Caledonia County, VT, and most of Coos County, NH with a transmitted output of 3,000 watts.

Both Tabshey and Boccio completed a summer internship at Big Heavy World, contributing to its work of preserving and promoting Vermont-made music. Their interest in event marketing, nonprofit development, and band promotion led to their continued involvement with supporting Vermont-made music. Tabshey said,  Working at BHW over the summer, witnessing all the artists they were interviewing, and being a guest on their show with Voices in Vain as well sparked my interest in starting a local music radio show, and I saw the opportunity to bring Big Heavy World to Lyndon State College.”

Patrick Boccio and Lucas Tabshey in The Impulse studio.Boccio said, “Being a part of the BHW radio show helped me have an understanding for what our show (Rocket Shop North) would look like, and it helped me get more experience in that aspect of the music business industry.”

Musical artists Drew Cathcart, Brayden Baird, Rookie, Symbiosa, Christy Rosarioand Sam Morris have already appeared on Rocket Shop North, which began its broadcast in September, 2016. Upcoming guests include Immortal Combat.

The Music Business and Industry Program at Lyndon State College provides curriculum, technology, industry partnerships and internships that provide education and experience supporting careers in the multifaceted music industry. Both Tabshey and Boccio are Music Business and Industry majors. Joe Gittleman, Assistant Professor at Lyndon State College, said, “For as long as I’ve been teaching at Lyndon we’ve had students who are interested in the work of Big Heavy World. Big Heavy World has helped our students out with tour vans and over the years we’ve connected on a number of valuable internships. Rocket Shop North provides a great opportunity for Lyndon students to take over the airwaves and hone their production chops while creating cool content and sharing local music with a wider audience.”

Rocket Shop North streams live during the radio broadcast at http://tunein.com/radio/WWLR—The-Impulse-915-s23798/ and is podcast by Big Heavy World at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/rocketshop

For more information contact:

James Lockridge, jim@bigheavyworld.com, (802) 865-1140.

Lucas Tabshey, lucas.tabshey@lsc.vsc.edu,  (860) 461-8835

Patrick Boccio, patrick.boccio@lsc.vsc.edu, (802) 734-9473

Photo: L-R Patrick Boccio and Lucas Tabshey in The Impulse broadcast studio. Photo by Derek Campbell.

About Big Heavy World: Big Heavy World is an independent nonprofit music development office working to archive and promote the original music of Vermont. With a crew of mostly high school and college-aged volunteers, it publishes information about Vermont’s music industry, loans a tour van to bands, archives thousands of Vermont-made recordings and photographs, and operates 105.9FM, a radio station highlighting the Chittenden County region’s creative community. bigheavyworld.com